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    What Should The Drinking Age Be?

    It's 21 in New York as it is in most Tate's I'd imagine nice states that didn't raise their drinking age to 21 lost one highway funds.

    Personally I find it perverse that we'll draft kids at 18 but won't let them buy a beer.
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    Re: What Should The Drinking Age Be?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I say 18.Your old enough to vote and old enough to be sent to war,so you should be allowed to drink alcohol.
    I use to believe that way pretty much all my life.....until I saw my oldest son come home from a party at the age of 18 drunk almost to the point of alcohol poisoning. He was planning back then to go up to Wisconsin at the time since it was only 18 to drink there.

    He learned on his own about when he is out in public and just how much about losing control. Now he is over 21 and does not look to drink just to get drunk. For that which I am truly happy!

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    Re: What Should The Drinking Age Be?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think the drinking age should remain at 21.
    Why Digs? A person who's 18 can enter into binding contracts, join the military (actually I think you can do that at 17, though I'm not sure), go to prison and just generally are considered legal adults. What's the thinking in making buying alcohol the one and only thing that you have to wait for the age of 21?

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    Re: What Should The Drinking Age Be?

    I don't favor a set age. It feeds a taboo that leads to excess.

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    Re: What Should The Drinking Age Be?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    For all of you who want a high drinking age, do you think that will stop those under the age from drinking? They already do anyways so why bother?
    Why did you ask the question, then?



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    Re: What Should The Drinking Age Be?

    18. You are old enough to buy tobacco, vote, enter into a contract, and go off to war. If you are an adult to do any of those things, I don't see why you should not be old enough to drink.
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    Re: What Should The Drinking Age Be?

    18. If you are a legal adult, can die for your country and can cast a vote to determine the future of your country, you should be legally able to enjoy a beer.
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    Re: What Should The Drinking Age Be?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    What age do you think people should be able to drink.
    How about the same age people should be able to start wearing condoms: 10 or 11, perhaps?

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    Re: What Should The Drinking Age Be?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack
    Physiologically...probably not until the adolescent brain has fully developed...somewhere in the 24-26 year old category for men, 20-22 for women. Lots of research indicates excessive alcohol consumption can have a permanent impact on the development of several areas of the brain. Realistically...probably the age at which society has labeled them an 'adult'...18. They might as well begin being responsible for their actions and choices (as well as being held responsible for the consequences).
    This.

    The average human brain does not fully develop until the early to mid 20s. Unfortunately, the last part of the brain to develop is the part that controls abstract thinking, and understanding of reason and consequence.

    Seems weird to give booze to a kid that doesn't fully understand right and wrong yet, and can't perceive the possibilities of getting sloshed and getting behind a two thousand pound machine going 70 miles per hour.

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    Re: What Should The Drinking Age Be?

    the drinking age should be the age of adulthood. if it's 18, then 18. if 21, then 21. what makes no sense is labeling 18 year olds as adults and then arresting them as minors if they drink.

    is an 18 year old an adult? the older i get, the less i think so. i know that i sure as **** wasn't. the prefrontal cortex isn't fully developed until mid 20s. i think my own took longer than that, and i didn't really enjoy drinking until i was almost 24. however, if an 18 year old can go to jail or go to war, i find it hard to argue that he shouldn't be able to buy a beer. if i had my preference, i'd raise the age of adulthood to 21, though. at least then it would be a little more accurate of a descriptor for modern times.

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